Cameras. We all have them. In fact, most of us have several.
Pictures. We have more of them than ever before. This generation of babies has to be the most photographed in history.
So with all these cameras and people taking all these pictures, you would think that finding someone to capture a very special event or create the kind of tourism pictures that have you pulling out your wallet to book your trip would be easy, right?
The fact is, there are people like me who have cameras and take pictures. And then there are a few truly gifted people like my friend Christian Del Rosario who create masterpieces. Christian photographed my daughter’s wedding. In one picture, he managed to capture the spirit of my daughter in a way that I have never seen before. That picture is an absolute treasure, and it “speaks” to all who see it.
There is photography…and there is art. What Christian does is art.
He is a great example of someone who uses their strengths in a world class way. He is also an example of how working in your strengths allows you to build to an even higher level than the average because you’re starting from a point of strength and not having to first overcome a weakness.
There’s something else that makes Christian world class, even beyond his talent and highly refined skills. That is his attitude of service. What he does is a great example for all of us.
- He is gifted.
- He connects with others in a meaningful way.
- He serves his clients in ways that add incredible value.
There is a proverb about a spider who spins a magnificent web, because that is what spiders do. In using its strengths, the spider takes hold in high places.
My friend Christian, by virtue of his strengths, is called upon to serve in some pretty high places…like the John Maxwell Team event, for example. Christian is an example of someone whose strengths are leading him to do things even he likely thought impossible.
Maybe you’re not a photographer. Maybe you’re just a person with a camera, like me. But what ARE your strengths? What is your gift to serve others? Build on that gift. Refine it to its highest quality. And then, use it to serve others.
Do you want to be called on to do great things? There are two simple steps to get there, as illustrated by Christian.
- Hone your strengths.
- Serve others.
Yes, it’s really that simple. Are you doing it?
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